Crassulaceae, Stonecrop, Orpine or Live-forever Family
Crassulaceae are also called the Stonecrop, Orpine or Live-forever Family. Plants here are usually herbaceous with succulent leaves although a few subshrubs and even fewer tree-like or aquatic plants.
Crassulaceae have a worldwide distribution, primarily in the Northern Hemisphere and southern Africa where they exist under arid conditions. Cultivated plants in this family are the Jade plant (Crassula ovata) and Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldia).
In Crassulaceae there are 48 genera and over 1,300 accepted species. Other sources list 34 genera.
- Dudleya collomiae saxosa, Gila County Live-forever